Saturday, August 23, 2008

Olympic mtb - Beijing, China

Spitz of Germany does well in heat, as she dominates her way to gold medal.

The race/heat was unforgiving and the course was made more technical than before, as some of the top mtb racers in the world not able to finish, e.g. Gunn-Rita Dahle Flesjaa (Norway), Marie-Helene Premont (Canada), Margarita Fullana (Spain) obtaining DNF's.

Now that is what you call "TAXING", to take out that level of racer's!

So just to finish the race is a super job!  From the start Spitz held a commanding lead of about 50 seconds over the field.  Just shows you how important the start is.

Luna had two great results, with gals in the top 10, Catharine Pendrel & Georgia Gould.
We have watched  Georgia for a while now and we know she is more of a winter bird, that hot temps seem to take a toll on her.  So good job to not DNF like many of the top racers in the world.


1. Sabine Spitz (Germany)                               1.45.11
2. Maja Wloszczowska  (Poland)                        0.41
3. Irian kalentyeva      (Russia)                            1.17
4. Catharine Pendrel (Canada) Luna                  1.26
5. Chengyuan Ren       (China)                              2.29
6. Petra Henzi             (Swiss)                              3.30
7 Mary McConneloug (USA)                                5.23
8. Georgia Gould        (USA)   Luna                     5.40
9. Rosara Joseph      (New Zealand)                    5.56
10. Aleksandra Dawidow (Polan                         6.10

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